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2020 Mar 22

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth

Science or Snake Oil: Systematic Search of iPhone and Android Mobile Apps for Psychosocial Wellness and Stress Management.


Lau N, O'Daffer A, Colt S, Yi-Frazier JP, Palermo TM, McCauley E, Rosenberg AR
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 Mar 22.
PMID: 32357125.


In an oversaturated market of publicly available mobile apps for psychosocial self-care and stress management, health care providers, patients, and consumers interested in mental health-related apps may wonder which, if any, are efficacious. Readily available metrics for consumers include user popularity and media buzz rather than scientific evidence.